Definition of Adventurer

1. Noun. A person who enjoys taking risks.

2. Noun. Someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose).
Exact synonyms: Explorer
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Conquistador, Diver, Frogman, Underwater Diver, Navigator, Potholer, Spelaeologist, Speleologist, Spelunker
Specialized synonyms: Amundsen, Roald Amundsen, Bartlett, Captain Bob, Robert Abram Bartlett, Robert Bartlett, Bougainville, Louis Antoine De Bougainville, Burton, Richard Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Admiral Byrd, Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Cabot, Sebastian Cabot, Champlain, Samuel De Champlain, Clark, William Clark, Cordoba, Cordova, Francisco Fernandez Cordoba, Francisco Fernandez De Cordova, Cousteau, Jacques Costeau, Jacques Yves Costeau, Flinders, Matthew Flinders, Sir Matthew Flinders, Fremont, John C. Fremont, John Charles Fremont, Frobisher, Sir Martin Frobisher, Charles Francis Hall, Hall, Joliet, Jolliet, Louis Joliet, Louis Jolliet, Lasalle, Rene-robert Cavelier, Sieur De Lasalle, Lewis, Meriwether Lewis, David Livingstone, Livingstone, Mackenzie, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Fridtjof Nansen, Nansen, Mungo Park, Park, Peary, Robert E. Peary, Robert Edwin Peary, Robert Peary, Kund Johan Victor Rasmussen, Rasmussen, James Clark Ross, Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, John Ross, Ross, Sir John Ross, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Schoolcraft, Robert Falcon Scott, Robert Scott, Scott, Captain John Smith, John Smith, Smith, John Hanning Speke, John Speke, Speke, Henry M. Stanley, John Rowlands, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Stanley, Otto Neumann Sverdrup, Sverdrup, Sebastian Vizcaino, Vizcaino, Charles Wilkes, Wilkes, George Hubert Wilkins, Wilkins
Derivative terms: Adventure, Adventure, Explore

Definition of Adventurer

1. n. One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises.

Definition of Adventurer

1. Noun. One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises. ¹

2. Noun. A soldier of fortune, a speculator. ¹

3. Noun. A social pretender on the lookout for advancement; one who pushes his fortune by equivocal means, as false pretences. ¹

4. Noun. (video games) A player of adventure games or text adventures. ¹

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Definition of Adventurer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adventurer

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Literary usage of Adventurer

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1. The Works of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1825)
"They have hitherto been omitted probably owing to Sir John Hawkins having made use of some incorrect copy of the adventurer from whence he selected what ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1907)
"1773) He was one of Johnson's intimate friends and succeeded him as editor of the Gentleman's Magazine In 1752 he started the adventurer, to which Johnson ..."

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